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Troopers: Speeding Driver on Interstate 84 Leads to DWI Charge

She is due to appear in Southeast Justice Court next week.

A 25-year-old Danbury, CT woman is facing a drunken driving charge after a recent traffic stop in Southeast, police say.

State troopers from the East Fishkill barracks arrested Diana Kobas at about 11:20 p.m. Friday. Officials stopped her because she was reportedly traveling at 72 mph in a 55-mph zone on westbound Interstate 84. 

Police say the defendant's blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent. The legal limit is 0.08. They charged Kobas with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and released her pending an appearance in Southeast Justice Court Tuesday.

Editor's note: The New York State Police provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.

cindy battreall February 21, 2013 at 01:41 PM
And again I will say, why do they let these drivers out of jail if they are over the limit?????
Lavender February 21, 2013 at 06:10 PM
The charge was a misdemeanor. if we kept everyone charged with a misdemeanor in jail, there'd be no room in our jails for those charged with felonies. That's not to say, however, that I agree such a serious act should be merely a misdemeanor.

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